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PROTECT helps combat gun violence, a public health epidemic in Shreveport
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PROTECT helps combat gun violence, a public health epidemic in Shreveport

SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) — Gun violence is a public health epidemic that’s taking a devastating toll on our children, and discussing it should be a part of routine care.That’s the premise of a hospital-based violence intervention effort at Ochsner LSU Health for gunshot victims who are age 17 or younger.On Tuesday, representatives of Protect Resources and Outreach Tools for Every Child and Teen spoke with Broadmoor Neighborhood Association members about the program.PROTECT connects victims undergoing hospital treatment and their families with community resources to help them recover and avoid future misfortune. It “... shares a mission to use the teachable moment of a non-accidental violent injury to promote positive behavior changes. Our vision is to heal youth affected by violence, educ...